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Oracle Team USA Defeats New Zealand To Win America's Cup

Oracle Team USA completed a remarkable comeback to win the America's Cup regatta, winning eight straight races. The American team, backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison, beat Emirates Team New Zealand. Just a few days ago, the American team trailed the Kiwis, and were on the brink of being eliminated from the competition.
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Syrian Rebels: U.S. Distracted By Focus On Chemical Weapons

Syrian rebel groups say the pipeline of weapons, ammunition and nonlethal aid pledged by the U.S. has slowed in recent weeks, as the Obama administration has shifted focus to destroying President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons. The rebels have a broader goal: destroying the Assad regime.
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NBA Rookie Wants To Bring Hope To Greece, And To Milwaukee

Baby-faced Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old Greek basketball phenom, was taken with the 15th pick in this year's NBA draft. Antetokounmpo's success has heartened many Greeks desperate for their country to become an incubator of dreams instead of a dead zone of joblessness.
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Concerns Growing Over North Korea's Nuclear Program

Robert Siegel talks to Joshua Pollack, a consultant to the US government, about concerns that North Korea has or could soon have the tools to make the centrifuges to enrich the uranium to make the atomic weapons without having to import key elements in the process. Pollack studies arms control, proliferation, deterrence, intelligence, and regional security affairs. He also writes for the blog Arms Control Wonk.
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Despite Iran's Charm Offensive, Is Containment The Best Policy?

Robert Siegel talks with Kenneth Pollack about Iran, President Rouhani's Tuesday speech at the UN and how the U.S. should regard him. Pollack is a former intelligence analyst and in his new book, Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy, he argues for a Cold War-style policy of containing Iran.
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Investigation Continues After Nairobi Mall Siege

Now that the siege at the Nairobi mall has ended, investigators are trying to determine the identity of the attackers, just exactly how many people died in the four-day standoff and how it could have happened.
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There Are Pitfalls If Brazil Wants To Secure Its Internet From Spies

Brazil is formulating a bold new plan to protect itself from NSA spying after revelations that the U.S. illegally listened in on conversations between the president and her cabinet, and spied on the state oil company, Petrobras. But experts warn its easier said than done and there are risks inherent with tampering with the internet.
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Oracle Team USA Defeats New Zealand, Keeps The America's Cup

The win by the U.S. defender, down seven races just a week ago, caps one of the most spectacular comebacks in yachting history.
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Pork Politics: Why Some Danes Want Pig Meat Required On Menus

No traditional Danish meal is complete without a piece of pork tucked in somewhere — which helps explain the outrage that followed after some Danish day cares dropped pork to accommodate Muslims. The battle over menus is the latest sign of Denmark's struggle with multiculturalism.
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For Some NYU Students, A Sweet Deal To Study ... In Shanghai

New York University's new Shanghai campus is the first Sino-U.S. joint-venture university. Chinese students get a Western education without leaving home. American students get to live and study in China, with many enjoying big breaks on tuition and other costs.

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